Gerstein 'arrived' when he won the 2010 Gilmore Award, the recipients of which are chosen unawares.
His recital opens with Haydn's lyrical F Minor Variations, followed by the world premiere of a new work written specially for him by jazz musician Brad Mehldau. He then tackles the demanding virtuosity of Brahms's Paganini Variations. The second half opens with Brahms's very different Op.117 Intermezzi, a gateway into a gentle, reflective world.
The grand finale features extracts from Stravinsky's kaleidoscopic ballet Petrushka transcribed for solo piano.
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth HallBelvedere Road
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